Canapes, Wedding Cake, Chocolate Biscuit Cake Served at Queen's Lunchtime Reception

Posted on April 29, 2011

The Queen is giving a lunchtime Reception at Buckingham Palace for around 650 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. The wedding cake and a chocolate biscuit cake are being served at the reception, along with many delicious canapes.

Royal Wedding Cake


The wedding cake, designed by Fiona Cairns, was made from 17 individual fruit cakes and has eight tiers. The cake was decorated with cream and white icing using the Joseph Lamberth technique. There are up to 900 individually iced flowers and leaves of 17 different varieties decorated on the cake. A garland design around the middle of the cake matches the architectural garlands decorated around the top of the Picture Gallery in Buckingham Palace, the room in which the cake will be displayed.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake at Royal Wedding


The chocolate biscuit cake was created by McVitie's Cake Company using a Royal Family recipe at the special request of Prince William.

Guests were also served a wide selection of canapes. Here is a list:
  • Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
  • Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
  • Roulade of Goats Cheese with Caramelised Walnuts
  • Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws
  • Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini
  • Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart
  • Poached Asparagus spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping
  • Quails Eggs with Celery Salt
  • Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise Pressed Confit of Pork Belly with Crayfish and Crackling
  • Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson
  • Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb
  • Grain Mustard and honey-glazed Chipolatas
  • Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole
  • Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse Gateau Opera
  • Blood Orange Pate de Fruit
  • Raspberry Financier
  • Rhubarb Creme Brulee Tartlet
  • Passion Fruit Praline
  • White Chocolate Ganache Truffle
  • Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle
Photos: Clarence House